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The Art of Finding Coarse Gold Part IV—Recovery of Coarse Gold From Alluvial Placers

This last installment in the series will look at methods for finding and recovering coarse gold from alluvial (river and stream) placer environments. Unlike the residual and eluvial placers that we have considered previously, the force of flowing...

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Gold in Serbia


As a subscriber to ICMJ, I felt the need to write an article about the auriferous regions in Serbia, which I have been visiting for years in search of gold. The territory in question occupies the central part of the Balkan Peninsula, which transverses the Danube River.

4 Keys to Successful Nugget Hunting


Lots of prospectors are trying out nugget detecting for the first time and finding out that it isn’t all that easy. In fact, in my opinion, metal detecting for nuggets is perhaps the most difficult form of prospecting that one can take on.

Hardrock in Downieville


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Nebraska Couple Finds Big Nugget in Arizona


Friends of Don and Marlene Doran often tease them about their hobby of searching for unique rocks. Now they are the ones laughing.

Getting Started


He excitedly told me he was going mining and wanted to know where he should go, how to do it, and so on. After he calmed down, I got excited. “I need to go!” was my response.

Time for a New Approach: Detecting Float Gold


The first pieces found were in a spot that most gold hunters would not even detect, right in the middle of a downslope meadow.

Melman on Gold & Silver


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